C#.net split string and then check appropriate checkboxlist

I have a checkboxlist with 5 options, when saved it is in one database column, with each option seperated by a semi-colon, when the user goes back into the page to edit how do i take the value as a string and make sure it checks the right checkboxes in the list.

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Ryan ChongSoftware Team LeadCommented:
do you want to do it in Window Form or ASP.NET application? do you have some sample codes to share here?
Prakash SamariyaIT ProfessionalCommented:
As you said, it stored in one column with comma separated; You will get back as a string!  
You simply split into array and manipulate it!
var foos = "Foo1,Foo2,Foo3";
var fooArray = foos.Split(','); 

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Use value attribute every checkbox to check and set as selected! Please check complete code (CheckBoxList control)
var foos = "Foo1,Foo2,Foo3";
var fooArray = foos.Split(',');

for (int i = 0; i < cblCourses.Items.Count; i++)
	for(int j=0 j<fooArray.Count;j++)
		if (cblCourses.Items[i].Value==fooArray[j]){
			cblCourses.Items[i].Selected = true;

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why not using 5 columns? you always will have troubles with this field and it violates 1NF (first normal form) without any benefit.

dkilbyAuthor Commented:
thanks for the help
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